Collected by Allison Brooks-Conrad
Lossi plats 10, 10130 Tallinn, Estonia
Crowning the hill of Toompea, Alexander Nevsky Cathedral is one Tallinn’s grandest Orthodox cathedrals. The domed church was completed in 1900 in the Russian Revival style but almost faced demolition later when it was considered a symbol of...
Niguliste 3, 10146 Tallinn, Estonia
Begun in the mid-13th century, St. Nicholas Church has survived centuries of renovations, iconoclastic attacks, bombings, fires and restorations. Its current appearance dates from the 15th century, with alterations to the tower done in the 17th...
Lossi plats 1a, 15165 Tallinn, Estonia
Situated on Toompea Hill in central Tallinn, the Toompea Castle has served both as a defensive stronghold and governmental building since the 9th century. The walls were built in the 13th century while later, when the city was part of the Russian...
Raekoja plats 1, 10114 Tallinn, Estonia
The centerpiece of Tallinn’s Old Town is Town Hall Square, a public space for vendors, events, and ceremonies since the 14th century. The site of a Christmas tree festival since 1441, the Town Hall Square still hosts numerous festivals and...
Vabaõhumuuseumi tee 12, 13521 Tallinn, Estonia
If you're curious to see how Estonians used to live then this is the place for you. They've basically gathered old farmhouses and homesteads from all over the country and formed a village out of them. Sometimes there's also unusual presentations...
Toompuiestee 37, 10133 Tallinn, Estonia
In the context of the bygone Soviet times, the market could be considered an entrepreneurial experiment of sorts. A far cry from the modern city centre, it's still very alive today and frequented by locals seeking better deals on food or clothes....
Viru 3, 10140 Tallinn, Estonia
This shop is a cooperative, owned and operated by local craftspeople and stocked with gifts and products ranging from sweaters to onion jam. Its focus is on the area’s master artisans and fine craftsmanship so you won’t find tacky and cheaply...
Pikk 22, 10133 Tallinn, Estonia
The Estonian Handicraft House is run by the Estonian Folk Art and Craft Union, which promotes and preserves the traditional handicrafts of Estonia as well as organizes fairs and workshops. To ensure the certified authenticity of your purchases,...
Mere puiestee 6, 10111 Tallinn, Estonia
On the border of the Old Town, Sfäär is a dual restaurant-store that caters to Tallinn’s emerging hip crowd. The retail area is stocked with dry goods, wine, clothing and organic skin-care products, and the restaurant serves pasta, salads and...
Niine 11, 10414 Tallinn, Estonia
The quality of the food that you get in this café/bistro is unheard of for such little money, even rivalling the standards of a fine dining restaurant. Sesoon’s seasonal menu is constantly changing and includes several vegetarian options. None of...
Rataskaevu 10, 10123 Tallinn, Estonia
Although Eat offers more than just dumplings, that's what they're famous for. There are usually three types of dumplings available, you can add various sauces and fresh salads. You pay 0.65 euros for 100 grams - making it probably the most budget...
Kopli 18, 10412 Tallinn, Estonia
Away from the busy centre of the city, Boheem is the perfect place for enjoying a quiet afternoon and diving deep into the slow pace of the neighbourhood. The food keeps you coming back while the portion sizes leave you groaning ( they're huge!)....